Spring Teaching Professional Development 2024

Check back regularly for newly added sessions!

Professional/Faculty Learning Communities
What is Digital Humanities?

Hosted by Michelle Cartier, Sara Hart and Berit Potter 

Friday, April 5, 12 pm - 1 pm

Engaging Students in Envisioning History: Digital Humanities in the History Classroom

Hosted by Abigail Claybrook, Hannah Evans and Suzanne Pasztor. Presentation will take place at the Teaching Excellence Symposium.

Tuesday, April 9

Mapping Eureka's Murals

Hosted by Jim Graham

Lecture Recording

Thursday, April 11, 12 pm - 1 pm


Echando raíz in Humboldt: creating digital stories with our Latine and indigenous migrant communities


This lecture has been postponed.


Hosted by Cinthya Ammerman, Andrea Delgado and Brenda Perez (Director of Centro del Pueblo)




Digital Humanities Grants

This lecture has been postponed.


Hosted by Sara Hart, Carly Marino, Mary Scoggin and Jim Woglom




Course Design Academy

The Course Design Academy is focused on re-imagining your teaching and your students’ learning through backward design. Selected participants across all teaching modalities (face-to-face, online, blended) and disciplines will have an opportunity to engage in a fully online, asynchronous learning experience over four weeks. Includes opportunity to participate in optional, real-time “Student Hours” with facilitators.

Stipends provided by the CSU Quality Learning & Teaching (QLT) 23/24 Grant

Facilitators: Center for Teaching Learning QLT Team

February 12-March 10, 2024

Asynchronous online 

Registration is now closed!

New Faculty Academy

A year-long learning community for the 23/24 New Faculty Cohort. Includes bi-monthly sessions focused on teaching, scholarship, and service.

Faciliatators: Center for Teaching & Learning and the Office of Faculty Affairs

Bi-monthly Tuesdays, 9:00 am
Humanized Online STEM Academy


The Academy is a 6-week, research-based online, asynchronous professional development program centered on inclusive, culturally responsive online teaching. Cal Poly Humboldt is one of three founding campus partners. See: Humanized Showcases by Humboldt educator-Academy alumni.

Learn more about the Academy.

Stipends awarded for completion.

February 12 - March 24, 2024


Confidential, Non-Evaluative Feedback on Teaching
Mid-Semester Feedback ProgamA discovery process that solicits feedback from students on important aspects within a course to identify any possible changes that may have a positive impact on students' learning experiences.

MSF Request Form

Requests accepted through February 28

Humboldt's Quality Learning & Teaching (QLT) Peer Review Program

Interested in non-evaluative, confidential feedback on your course? Participate in the QLT Peer-Review Process 

Facilitated by the CTL QLT Team


Course Equity Ratio Report 

The Humboldt Course Equity Ratio Report (CERR) was designed to offer a confidential exploration of your historical course data to investigate any trends or patterns. The Office of Institutional Research, Analytics, and Reporting (IRAR) website is a great place to begin your exploration around course data, such as success rates, equity gaps, and other valuable information to inform your course and pedagogy

Step 1: Download the Course Equity Ratio Report (CERR) Request Template and fill it out

Step 2: Request a Course Equity Ratio Report through the Data Request Link and be sure you attach your spreadsheet. Note: CERRs are only for the instructor of record.  If you wish to include sections from another instructor, approval from the other instructor and the Dean is required. The report will be provided within one to two weeks. 

Step 3: Feel free to meet with a CTL team member to discuss


Teaching Pairs

Teaching Pairs is an opportunity to pair up with a peer and provide non-evaluative feedback using one of the Instructional Observation Guides on the Academic Personnel Services website. While these are for feedback only, you may choose to add the feedback that you receive from your peer to your portfolio.

Reach out to the CTL and we can set up a peer partnership

Ongoing Professional Learning Anytime/Anywhere: CTL Instructional Hub

Login to the Hub and find a variety of learning modules for teaching and engaged learning

Self-enroll in the CTL Instructional Hub


New Lecturer Orientation

A Spring 2024 orientation to teaching at Humboldt; supporting new lecturers in preparing their courses and making connections to peers

Contact CTL for details

Annual Teaching Excellence Symposium


An opportunity to share your stories of teaching excellence, inspiration, innovation, and impact as a Cal Poly Humboldt educator

Spring 2024 Date coming soon!

CSU Quality Learning & Teaching (QLT) Courses

Spring 2024 CSU Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) Training + AI Tools for Teaching & Learning

Did you know that Humboldt is a QLT Campus? Learn how to apply the QLT to your course as a self-reflective tool and/or a tool to receive non-evaluative feedback on your course.

CSU Online Course Services offers FREE Professional Development Courses

Please register for a Professional Development course of your choice:

  • New Course: "Introduction to AI Tools for Teaching & Learning": Introduction to Artificial Intelligence tools where guided experimentation empowers participants to understand some of the basics of AI functionality, including its workings and methods for detecting its usage. See more details at CSU Online Course Services
  • Introduction to Teaching Online using QLT: Introduction to teaching online with the CSU QLT rubric representing the 9 sections of QLT
  • Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online: Advanced QLT course in creating a course and module structure that is in alignment with course objectives, incorporates social presence, equity-minded strategies, engagement strategies in synchronous and asynchronous activities, active learning with video, and alternative assessments. 
  • Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Rubric: Provides an in-depth experience with the CSU QLT rubric and ways to use objective-based examples to support reviewing and informing online and hybrid courses.

Sign up for a QLT Training by registering on the CSU Online Course Services website